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FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

Volunteers working to preserve, protect, restore the quality & beauty of the Alum Creek watershed.

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July 13th tire recycling event happening within FACTs watershed. Free.🛞 Upcoming tire amnesty drop-off events. 🛞

Safely dispose of your old tires and help keep our community clean and green!

There is no charge for residents to drop off tires, with a limit of 10 tires per load (per Ohio Administrative Code).
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July 13th tire recycling event happening within FACTs watershed. Free.

Free. Family friendly hands on outdoor educational events. Learn about our waterways this Friday eve & Saturday morn in Westerville.Wetland Weekend!

Join us this week for a Frog Friday (8-9pm) and the Wetland Workshop (10am-12pm) at Highlands Park!

Both events are free and family-friendly. The weather should be beautiful 🐸

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Free. Family friendly hands on outdoor educational events. Learn about our waterways this Friday eve & Saturday morn in Westerville.

ODNR is offering the following 2024 free educational events on stream quality monitoring and macroinvertebrate id. Contact Christine.Szymanski@dnr.ohio.gov to RSVP or request more information:

May 23 Kokosing River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Riverside Park, Mount Vernon. RSVP* requested.

June 13 Kokosing River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Lower Gambier Rd, Water Trail Access, Mount
Vernon. RSVP* requested.

July 18 Mohican River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Mohican State Park. RSVP* requested.

August 19 Olentangy River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Highbanks Metro Park. Lewis Center. RSVP*.

August 27 Big Darby Creek Stream Explore, 6:30p at McKitrick Park, Plain City. RSVP* requested.

* Stream Explore events require RSVP. Determine water quality by identifying stream critters. Learn what you can do
to protect waterways while you observe the signs of a healthy stream environment. Walking in the river is optional, but
required if training as a volunteer for the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
Contact Christine.Szymanski@dnr.ohio.gov to RSVP or request more information
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ODNR is offering the following 2024 free educational events on stream quality monitoring and macroinvertebrate id. Contact Christine.Szymanski@dnr.ohio.gov to RSVP or request more information:

May 23 Kokosing River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Riverside Park, Mount Vernon. RSVP* requested.

June 13 Kokosing River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Lower Gambier Rd, Water Trail Access, Mount
Vernon. RSVP* requested.

July 18 Mohican River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Mohican State Park. RSVP* requested.

August 19 Olentangy River Stream Explore, 6:30p at Highbanks Metro Park. Lewis Center. RSVP*.

August 27 Big Darby Creek Stream Explore, 6:30p at McKitrick Park, Plain City. RSVP* requested.

* Stream Explore events require RSVP. Determine water quality by identifying stream critters. Learn what you can do
to protect waterways while you observe the signs of a healthy stream environment. Walking in the river is optional, but
required if training as a volunteer for the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
Contact Christine.Szymanski@dnr.ohio.gov to RSVP or request more information

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FACT may start doing SQM in Alum Creek if enough volunteers are interested and take this training. If interested in stream quality monitoring for FACT please contact President@friendsofalumcreek.org

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Looks amazing Hannah Brown! So impressed with your commitment to this project! What a legacy you are leaving <3

Great start!

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Free workshop tomorrow afternoon in Bexley, facilitated by FACT's esteemed volunteers.Community Backyards Workshop
Sunday, May 5 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at City Hall

The Community Backyards workshop is a free class taught through Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District taught by local conservation experts from FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries about how you can protect water quality and the environment with "backyard conservation" practices including rain barrels, rain gardens, composting, and native plants. Plus, City of Bexley, Ohio residents can receive a voucher for a rain barrel, compost bin, or native plants for attending. Vouchers are limited to one per household per year. Registration in advance is encouraged but not required. Learn more or register at www.communitybackyards.org/.
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Free workshop tomorrow afternoon in Bexley, facilitated by FACTs esteemed volunteers.

Recent various volunteer green projects happened throughout City Government of Westerville, Ohio Our thanks to all parties. www.facebook.com/share/zsaJKA54djcuQkGN/?mibextid=oFDknk ... See MoreSee Less

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Photo by Gary G from FACT volunteer project on Sunday. See a few more of his pictures www.thewestervillenews.com/p/graduation-gardening-and-drugs#%C2%A7alum-creek-plantingsVolunteers, supported by Friends of the Alum Creek and Tributaries, planted trees and shrubs at Alum Creek Park, overcoming challenges like muddy ground and poison ivy. The event included cleaning up debris, including a bicycle and various sports balls. 1l.ink/XQ5DHGM ... See MoreSee Less

Photo by Gary G from FACT volunteer project on Sunday. See a few more of his pictures https://www.thewestervillenews.com/p/graduation-gardening-and-drugs#%C2%A7alum-creek-plantings

Nice photo from Gary featuring FACT's Luanne at yesterday's tree planting in Westerville.From My Final Photo Newsletter: Arrive early and stay late to capture exclusive moments. Being early allows you to interact with the subjects before the event and capture candid moments after. An example is a photo of FACT President Luanne Hendricks preparing for a volunteer tree-planting event. The vintage sepia tone gives the photo a timeless quality, highlighting textures and patterns. The balanced asymmetry and three-frame stitched panorama composition frame the central figure, Luanne, and the setting.

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Nice photo from Gary featuring FACTs Luanne at yesterdays tree planting in Westerville.

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